April 21, 1976
GM hits 100-million mark: The then-world's largest automaker, General Motors, celebrates its 100 millionth-U.S. produced car.
April 22, 1933 … More
April 14, 1912
Titanic sinks: The RMS Titanic, nicknamed "The Unsinkable Ship," goes down during her maiden voyage after striking an iceberg. Of the 2,224 pass … More
March 31, 1932
V-8 is introduced: Ford publicly unveils its V-8 engine.
April 1, 1967
DOT begins operation: The United States Department of Transportat … More
March 24, 1930
Steve McQueen is born: Actor Steve McQueen, nicknamed "The King of Cool," is born in Beech Grove, Ind. Best known for films such as "Bullit," … More
March 17, 1834
Gottlieb Daimler born: Engineer, industrial designer and industrialist Gottlieb Daimler is born in Germany. Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach found … More
March 10, 1948
Tigers pitcher injured in auto accident: Detroit Tigers pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident, but recovers to win … More
March 3, 1951
“Rocket 88” recorded: The song “Rocket 88” is recorded at Sam Phillips' recording studio in Memphis, Tenn., with Jackie Brenston singing lead. … More
Feb. 25, 1908
Hudson tunnel opens: A railway tunnel opens under the Hudson River.
Feb. 26, 1907
BP formed: Royal Oil and Shell merge to form British Pe … More
Feb. 18, 1898
Enzo Ferrari is born: Enzo Ferrari, Italian motor racing driver and founder of the Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix racing team, and later the Ferrari … More
Feb. 11, 1899
First motor vehicle victim: George Morgan becomes the first English motorist to die in a car crash.
Feb. 12, 1962
Bus boycott begins: A b … More